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Henry Lees Crime Scene Handbook - Marilyn T. Miller

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Published: 25th July 2001
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Henry Lee's Crime Scene Handbook outlines proven methods to help you collect and process physical evidence correctly, analyze it thoroughly, and understand its relevance to the case involved. It evaluates the newest chemical and instrumental techniques, and covers new areas such as forensic analysis of computers and advanced shooting scene reconstruction methods. This "must-have" guide is enhanced with dozens of color photographs, logic trees, check lists, worksheets, case studies, lists of suppliers, and more.
Henry Lee has consulted on thousands of criminal cases around the world and is highly sought after to help solve difficult cases. Now he and his co-authors share more than 50 years of combined experience in this systematic approach to crime scene processing. It provides the information you need for initial training, to take with you in the field, and to refer to again and again during the course of each investigation.
KEY FEATURES:
* Presents a unique, systematic approach to crime scene processing
* Covers in detail how to manage a crime scene, collect information, search for, collect, and preserve physical evidence, conduct field tests, and reconstruct a sequence of events
* Describes how to use the latest chemical and instrumental techniques for each kind of crime scene
* Outlines common problems and provides clear recommendations for overcoming them
* Includes logic trees, checklists, and worksheets that help investigators evaluate the evidence in specific types of crimes
* Presents a unique, systematic approach to crime scene processing
* Covers in detail how to manage a crime scene, collect information, search for, collect, and preserve physical evidence, conduct field tests, and reconstruct a sequence of events
* Describes how to use the latest chemical and instrumental techniques for each kind of crime scene
* Outlines common problems and provides clear recommendations for overcoming them
* Includes logic trees, checklists, and worksheets that help investigators evaluate the evidence in specific types of crimes

...presents a unique systematic and logical approach to crime scene processing. - Law Enforcement Technology .one of the most well-compiled, easy to read and understand, thorough and beautifully written books that can go a long way in making one a better crime scene investigator. - Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine

Prefacep. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
General Crime Scene Considerations
Introductionp. 1
Types of Crime Scenesp. 2
Physical Evidence in a Criminal Investigationp. 6
Scentific Crime Scene Investigationp. 16
Elements of Crime Scene Management
Introductionp. 19
Components of an Effective Crime Scene Management Systemp. 19
Information Managementp. 19
Management of Manpowerp. 38
Technology and Equipment Managementp. 39
Management of Logisticsp. 41
General Crime Scene Procedures
Introductionp. 49
Role of the First Responding Officerp. 50
Initial Crime Scene Responsep. 57
Crime Scene Communicationp. 58
Legal Implications for Crime Scene Searchesp. 61
Documentation of the Crime Scenep. 66
Crime Scene Searchp. 66
Preliminary Reconstructionp. 67
Releasing the Scenep. 68
Crime Scene Investigative Teamp. 68
Biohazards Associated with Crime Scenesp. 69
Crime Scene Documentation
Introductionp. 73
Documentation Beginsp. 74
Effective Note-Takingp. 74
Videography of the Crime Scenep. 78
Photographic Documentationp. 80
Sketching the Crime Scenep. 104
Searching for Physical Evidence
Introductionp. 113
Objectives of a Crime Scene Searchp. 113
General Concepts of Crime Scene Searchesp. 118
Crime Scene Search Patternsp. 122
Practical Application of Crime Scene Searchesp. 128
Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence
General Considerationsp. 131
Fingerprintsp. 135
Impression Evidencep. 144
Hair and Fiber Evidencep. 151
Other Trace Evidence: Glass, Paint, and Soilp. 153
Firearms and Toolmarksp. 156
Biological Evidence: Blood, Booy Fluids and Tissuep. 161
Accelerants and Flammable Fluidsp. 172
Explosive Materialp. 174
Questioned Documentsp. 174
Drug Evidencep. 177
Bitemark Evidencep. 178
Entomological Evidencep. 178
Logic Trees
General Conceptp. 183
Common Featuresp. 183
Logic Tree Applicationsp. 185
Field Tests and Enhancement Reagents
Introductionp. 201
Field Test Reagentsp. 205
Pattern Enhancement Reagentsp. 221
Legal and Scientific Considerationsp. 230
Special Scene Techniques
Introductionp. 233
Outdoor Crime Scenesp. 233
Fire and Explosive Scenesp. 249
Clandestine Drug Laboratoresp. 256
Scenes Containing Biological/Chemical Agentsp. 258
Scenes with Electronic and Computer Evidencep. 260
Crime Scene Reconstruction
Introductionp. 271
Importance of Crime Scene Reconstructionp. 271
Nature of Reconstructionp. 272
Basic Principles for Physical Evidence and Reconstructionp. 272
Stages in Reconstructionp. 276
Types of Reconstructionp. 276
Pattern Evidence in Reconstructionp. 279
Shooting Scenes - Investigation and Reconstructionp. 305
Special Issues Associated with Police Officer-Involved Shootingsp. 318
Requirements for Reconstructions After Crime Scene Releasedp. 319
Writing a Reconstruction Reportp. 319
Crime Scene Investigation Equipment Inventoryp. 321
Game Plan for Processingp. 325
Resources and Suppliesp. 333
Bibliographyp. 343
Partial Reconstruction (Focus Point: Blood Stain Pattern Analysis)p. 347
Complete Reconstruction (Focus Point: Shooting Scene Reconstructions)p. 365
Limited Reconstruction (Focus Point: Location of Physical Evidence)p. 399
Indexp. 411
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ISBN: 9780124408302
ISBN-10: 0124408303
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 25th July 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 1.13